July 22--NEW HAVEN -- Salt-N-Pepa isn't your father's oldies group, with its sexed-up lyrics and in-your-face attitude. But almost 30 years after forming, it might just be your mother's rap group.
Which brings us to Saturday's concert, the second Music on the Green concert backed by Smilow Cancer Hospital and produced by the folks at the Connecticut Association for the Performing Arts (Shubert Theater).
The first was last week's Tempations Review with Dennis Edwards which continued a string of outdoor concerts in New Haven going back to the June start of the Arts & Ideas Festival that took place in near-perfect weather.
"The concert was terrific," said Anthony Lupinacci of CAPA, "the weather was perfect, and everyone in the crowd looked like they were having a great timing dancing and singing along to all the Temptations hits."
Lupinacci said he heard the crowd estimate for last week's concert was 10,000. He predicted another good crowd for Salt-N-Pepa, which is composed of Cheryl James and Sandra Denton.
The early hip-hop group released five studio albums with hits such as "Push It," "Shoop," "Let's Talk About Sex," "What a Man" and "Shake Your Thang."
Opening entertainment for the free concert begins at 7 p.m.; the headliners take the stage at about 8.
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